Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!
I should start off my saying welcome and I’m glad you’re here! Desserts with Benefits is a healthy dessert recipe blog that revolves around health, balance and an active, balanced lifestyle… with some healthified cookies, cakes, and brownies snuck in between 🙂
I believe that desserts can and should be eaten every day without feeling guilty or weighed down (hey, sweet tooth, did I get your attention?). That is why this blog exists. As a (dessert-obsessed) university student earning her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences, I feel it is my duty to share the knowledge I have gained and provide recipes that any dietician would be enthused to eat.
Sweet confections with nutritional benefits? Yes, please!
So go ahead, have that sweet treat on a daily basis without worrying about excess calories, unhealthy fats, sugar, cholesterol, etc. The recipes you find here don’t taste healthy at all, but trust me, they are. They taste just as sweet, rich and decadent as something you’d find at a bakery, perfect for those who strive to be healthy but don’t want to give up dessert in order to do so.
Cookie dough is a sweet tooth’s classic comfort food. Just like how savory-lovers will eat mac and cheese or mashed potatoes, us dessert-lovers will head straight to the fridge with a spoon and a smile.
What makes us crave this unbaked treat? Is it the endless supply of sugar? The refined flour? Or is it the abundance of butter that brings it all together? It’s all of that, and more. When something so unhealthy is put into a convenient little container, all we see as a consumer is the pretty logo and a background scattered with innocent mini chocolate chips. I should know, I used to eat cookie dough by the tub… the Costco-sized tub (yes, it’s embarrassing), so I know firsthand how good that stuff tastes. But I turned a new leaf and am learning the ins and outs of nutrition. I now know that the ingredients used by those cookie dough companies sure aren’t “innocent” in any sense of the word. I know firsthand how bad that stuff is for the human body. We aren’t made to consume such dangerous ingredients like hydrogenated oils, refined-to-the-bone white sugar and processed flour, we are made to eat natural foods, like this Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Looks delicious, right? Well, it is! This all-natural cookie dough tastes just as sweet, just as buttery, and just as unhealthy as any storebought cookie dough, except this cookie dough is good for you… this cookie dough has health benefits 🙂
Eating nutritionally balanced sweets has given me, my family, my friends and hundreds of thousands of readers a new perspective on the word, “dessert.”
Dessert can now be healthy.
Dessert can now be guilt-free.
Dessert can now be beneficial to you as a whole… mind, body and soul.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Fat per serving: 9g
Calories per serving: 170
You can find the full recipe and instructions in the Naughty or Nice Cookbook! I originally wasn’t going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing Naughty or Nice. But, I understand not having a recipe here can be frustrating. So, I’ll meet you halfway… how does that sound? I’ll show you all the ingredients I use in the recipe. That way, you can determine on your own whether or not the cookbook is for you!
I originally posted a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe back in 2013. This recipe is different than the one in my cookbook, but I’m providing it here for ya:
- 6 tbs Natural Almond Butter
- ¾ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Natural Butter Flavor
- 1 tsp Stevia Extract
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 1 cup Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder
- ¼ cup Brown Rice Flour or Oat Flour
- ⅓ cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips
With love and good eats,